Friday, July 16, 2010
AUTHOR INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
1. Tell us your latest news.
A Player’s Agenda, an erotic romance, is my first release from Breathless Press. The story is a glimpse into what happens when two people can no longer deny a blazing attraction to each other. I have two other works contracted with Breathless Press, a paranormal romance and another erotic romance.
2. What initially inspired you to become an author?
Reading inspired me to become an author. The writers I read had given life to their own characters and I loved reading about them, but I wanted to create my own. About three years ago, I had these characters in my head and a premise and I pulled out my laptop and began their stories. Three months later, I had a full length novel. It was then when I decided I wanted to write towards publication rather than just for my own eyes.
3. What is your favorite book? And Why?
I have many favorites. When people ask me that, my mind goes wild with the books on my “read” list and the books sitting on my bookshelf as “keepers”. I do favor a certain genre and that is paranormal romance. I absolutely love a paranormal series with worlds I can get lost in. Any book that can have me online or in the book store searching for the next installment only hours after I’ve just finished the previous is a favorite of mine.
4. Do you have a particular time of day to write? We love to hear about a writer’s process.
I write everyday toward the goal of completing a WIP. If I only have enough time in the day to plot, then I do that. I estimate that I write anywhere from 30 to 40 hours a week, while holding onto a full time day job and juggling life itself. I’ve learned that most of my inspiration comes before noon and late in the evening. The majority of my past projects were a result of outlining and pantsing. With my next projects, I hope to lean towards more plotting in the beginning stages.
5. What do you find to be the most difficult part of writing?
The most difficult part of the writing process for me is determining when my project is as perfect as it can get and ready to submit to editors/publishers and agents. I tend to over-analyze things too much.
6. Do you have a favorite author?
I have so many favorite authors that I cannot begin to pick just one. A collection I have thoroughly enjoyed is Anne Rice’s vampire/witch books. I can read this collection over and over again and never get tired of her craft. Ironically another favorite author of mine also writes about vampires and she is LA Banks. I devoured her vampire huntress legend series and still panted for more.
7. Tell us about your first published work.
A Player’s Agenda released by Breathless Press is my debut erotic romance. Something I haven’t shared yet anywhere to anyone is that the couple in this book is actually from one of the first romances I ever wrote. Therefore, this book is the prequel to the beginning of their romance story.
8. Do you have a favorite of your own works?
Honestly, right now, all of my works are my favorite. I really enjoy telling my character’s stories. I don’t continue writing anything that I have no passion to write about.
9. Where can our readers find you on the web?
10. Where can they buy your books?
11. Anything you would like to add?
Thanks for interview and chance to connect with readers. I hope you enjoy reading my book releases as much as I enjoyed writing them.